Benois de la Danse nominee

Born in 1997 in Rubtsovsk, Altai Territory, Russian Federation. In 2008, he began studying at the Novosibirsk Choreographic School, and a year later entered the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. In 2015, he graduated with honors from the Academy, where he proved himself as a choreographer. In the concert programs of the Academy, he has repeatedly shown his works in the Hermitage and Academy School Theaters. He performed on the stages of the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theaters. Maksim was the only student to partake in the Mariinsky Theatre’s Young Choreographers’ Creative Workshop.

Upon completing his studies, in 2016 he joined the troupe of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theater, where he soon became the first soloist. He performed roles in the following performances: The Nutcracker – choreography by Vasily Vainonen, Suite en B lanc by Serge Lifar, The Snow Maiden by Vladimir Burmeister, The Seagull by John Neumeier, The Second Detail by William Forsyth, Onis by Jacques Garnier, Walking Mad by Johan Inger, Petite Mort by Jiri Kilian, Autodance by Sharon Eyal, The Nutcracker by Yuri Posokhov.

In 2021, together with director Konstantin Bogomolov, he began work on his first full-length three-act ballet Romeo and Juliet to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

In 2022, he was appointed artistic director of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theater ballet, becoming one of the youngest directors in world ballet history. In 2024, he released the two-act ballet The Snow Queen to the music of Piotr Tchaikovsky as both the choreographer and author of the libretto,.